Papatoetoe (New Zealand electorate)

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Papatoetoe electorate boundaries between 1993 and 1996. Papatoetoe electorate, 1993.png
Papatoetoe electorate boundaries between 1993 and 1996.

Papatoetoe is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate, and is part of greater Auckland.

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Population centres

The 1977 electoral redistribution, initiated by Robert Muldoon's National Government, was the most overtly political since the Representation Commission had been established in 1886 through an amendment to the Representation Act. [1] As part of the 1976 census, a large number of people failed to fill out an electoral re-registration card, and census staff had not been given the authority to insist on the card being completed. This had little practical effect for people on the general roll, but it transferred Māori to the general roll if the card was not handed in. Together with a northward shift of New Zealand's population, this resulted in five new electorates having to be created in the upper part of the North Island. [2] The electoral redistribution was very disruptive, and 22 electorates were abolished, while 27 electorates were newly created (including Papatoetoe) or re-established. These changes came into effect for the 1978 election. [3] Papatoetoe was created from parts of the Mangere and Manukau electorates in the 1977 redistribution.

The electorate is urban-suburban, based on the suburb of Papatoetoe, and was in Manukau City, South Auckland. At various times it also included parts of the suburbs of Otara, Wiri, and Mangere. To the north it bordered on the Tamaki River, and between 1984 and 1987 it reached the eastern edge of Manukau Harbour. It also bordered on the electorates of Otahuhu,Hunua, Manurewa, and Mangere from 1978 to 1984, and Panmure, Otara, Manurewa, and Mangere from 1984 to 1996. The Papatoetoe electorate was eventually absorbed into Mangere and the newly created Manukau East electorates for the 1996 election.

History

The electorate existed from 1978 to the introduction of mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation in 1996 and was represented by two Labour MPs. In the 1978 election, the Papatoetoe electorate was won by Eddie Isbey, who had been MP for the Grey Lynn electorate since 1969 election. [4] Isbey retired at the 1987 election and was succeeded by Ross Robertson. When the Papatoetoe electorate was abolished in 1996, Robertson transferred to the Manukau East electorate, which he represented until 2014. [5]

Members of Parliament

Key

  Labour   

ElectionsWinner
1978 election Eddie Isbey
1981 election
1984 election
1987 election Ross Robertson
1990 election
1993 election
(Electorate abolished in 1996; see Manukau East)

Election results

1993 election

1993 general election: Papatoetoe [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ross Robertson 9,769 53.66 +8.50
National Jim Wild3,79220.83
Alliance Harry Alchin-Smith2,52913.89
NZ First Nerida Nichols1,7749.74
Christian Heritage Albery Ruijne2711.48
Natural Law Graeme Kettle670.36
Majority5,97732.83+30.00
Turnout 18,20282.38+0.18
Registered electors 22,095

1990 election

1990 general election: Papatoetoe [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ross Robertson 8,122 45.16 -9.44
National Allan Brewster 7,61242.33
Green Perry Spiller1,1996.66
NewLabour Bo Kingi Rawhiti7143.97
Social Credit Jim Duffy1680.93
Democrats Wilhelm Tua Amstad1670.92
Majority5102.83-12.15
Turnout 17,98282.20-1.65
Registered electors 21,874

1987 election

1987 general election: Papatoetoe [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Ross Robertson 9,795 54.60
National Howard Martin7,10639.61
Democrats Doug Shirley8134.53
NZ Party I R Martin2251.25
Majority2,68914.98
Turnout 17,93983.85-0.14
Registered electors 21,392

1984 election

1984 general election: Papatoetoe [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eddie Isbey 9,697 48.94 +6.38
National Peter O'Brien6,70133.82
NZ Party David Craven2,47912.51
Social Credit Gordon James Harvey9354.71
Majority2,99615.12+6.26
Turnout 19,81290.40+0.26
Registered electors 21,915

1981 election

1981 general election: Papatoetoe [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eddie Isbey 8,109 42.56 -3.17
National Roy McKeen6,42033.70
Social Credit Alan Shaw4,52123.73+8.18
Majority1,6898.86+0.65
Turnout 19,05090.14+22.38
Registered electors 21,133

1978 election

1978 general election: Papatoetoe [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Eddie Isbey 8,412 45.73
National Colin Bidois6,90137.52
Social Credit Alan Shaw2,86115.55
Values M R Crozier2171.17
Majority1,5118.21
Turnout 18,39167.76
Registered electors 27,140

Notes

  1. McRobie 1989, pp. 8–9, 51, 119.
  2. McRobie 1989, p. 119.
  3. McRobie 1989, pp. 115–120.
  4. Wilson 1985, p. 207.
  5. "Ross Robertson". New Zealand Parliament. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  6. Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1993. p. 84.
  7. Part 1: Votes recorded at each polling place (Technical report). New Zealand Chief Electoral Office. 1990. p. 89.
  8. 1 2 3 4 Norton 1988, p. 313.

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